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Oct. 21, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Christian Frey, a sophomore goaltender on the Ohio State men’s hockey team, has been selected the Big Ten Second Star of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. Frey made a career high 60 saves Saturday at Miami.

A native of Arlington, Texas, Frey’s 60 saves were just six shy of the school record 66 set in 1964. He allowed just two goals in the road game at Miami, as the Buckeyes fell 2-1. Frey stopped all 14 shots he faced in the first period, made 23 saves on 25 shots in the second period and did not allow a goal on 23 shots in the third period to keep it a one-goal game. It was the first time a Buckeye had more than 58 saves in a game since Oct. 27, 2000.

This is the third conference weekly award for Frey, a 2014-15 Big Ten Preseason Player to Watch, who was also honored Feb. 4 (third star) and Jan. 28 (second star). He was a 2014 Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection and 2014 Big Ten All-Tournament Team pick.

The Buckeyes are off this week before hitting the road for two 7:35 p.m. games at Canisius Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The Ohio State squad will be back in Columbus Nov. 7-8 to host Nebraska-Omaha. Puck drop vs. the Mavericks both nights is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Value City Arena.